Washington DT, former Hokie Tim Settle releases rap album

Tim Settle
Posted at 12:29 AM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 01:48:35-05

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. - With the National Football League offseason upon us, it's become the perfect time for the Washington Football Team's Tim Settle to drop his first album.

The rap album is titled "Trench General", fitting for a guy who plays on the defensive line.

"Football, you a D lineman, you in the trenches," defensive tackle and former Hokie Settle said. "I'm the general of the trenches, you know."

Settle only recently got into making music, a product of spending extra time at home because of the pandemic.

Like his album's title, there are other odes to football in his songs. "Letter to Stro" is a song about his Washington teammate and fellow Hokie Greg Stroman, who he's been close with since their high school days. Settle also wrote a lyric about Washington punter Tress Way, rapping "Tress Way, fourth down, you know I’m punting."

While Settle's found a new passion in creating music, he doesn't want you to get it twisted. He only drops bars for fun. Dropping opposing players on the football field is priority No. 1.

"I work too hard, I work too hard to get to where I'm at to try to be a rapper," Settle said. "I just do this cuz I be in the house. I’m a football player, professional football player, and I'm gonna be for a long time. I just do the music for fun. Maybe after football I might be taking it into consideration, but I haven't even really thought about it.

"I've got about 10, 15, 21 more football years. I’m young still you know."

Settle's a new album can be found on Spotify and Apple Music.